It’s so hard to trust people these days. Seriously, if you can’t trust the friend of a convicted felon you just met with your own loaded gun, who can you trust?
KOMO news reports of this incident, which took place in the coastal city of Mukiliteo, Washington in Snohomish County. Now, just to put this story in its proper perspective, here are a few of our more recent headlines concerning Snohomish County:
- More GOP Voter Fraud: Republican State Rep. Forced to Resign for Registering to Vote in Two States
- Thanks NRA: Drug Dealer Busted with Anti-Tank Rifle
- Women’s Clinic Bomber And Right-Wing Religious ‘Hero’ Wanted For Molesting A Young Girl
All within the last eight months. Seems this Washington County has seen a…shall we say…disproportionate amount of coverage in AATTP lately. But, then again, so are a lot of places where a small but dense urban area lay adjacent to a giant woodland of right-wing psychos.
As KOMO reports, the “victim” in this story took a ferry to Mukiliteo with a 21-year-old acquaintance to meet a friend, who’d expressed interest in purchasing his $1,000 Sig Sauer handgun. The acquaintance was in fact a convicted felon, which the victim claimed not to know prior to the meeting.
When he got there, friend-of-felon suggested they go back to his apartment so the soon-to-be victim could show him how to properly strip and clean the weapon. But the felonious friend seemed to know his weapons all too well; on the car ride to the apartment, the buyer put the gun into his hands, and he jacked a round into the chamber.
He then pointed it at the seller, and quipped:
“How does it feel to get robbed with your own gun?”
He then demanded the man’s cell phone, and told him to get out of the car, and not call the police. But the seller did so anyway, and investigated the felon. It didn’t take long for them to realize he’d posted pictures of himself posing with the stolen gun (among others) on Facebook.
The man and “buyer” were arrested, and are currently being held on robbery charges.
The victim, meanwhile, maintains that this was in no way a straw purchase intended to put a gun into the hands of someone who wasn’t permitted to have one. So, assuming that was the case…one imagines a mandatory background check might have come in handy prior to taking off in a stranger’s car on the way to his apartment, while handing a felon a loaded gun.